Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
sir puppet the defense and foreign policy at the bottom. >> in term of leadership jobs, who reaces mccain. >> jim who have from oklahoma will move up. it is expected he will get the nod. >> on how will he lead differently? >> he cares about different issues. senator mccain has been focused on acquisition reform, better or worse, contractors -- and the role of contractors and manufacturers and the defense acquisition process, weapons manufacturing in particular. he sided with president obama on a lot of his defense cuts and proposals in the acquisition in r&d modernization, so he comes in more sympathetic, to the department and services, he's a ground focus member, which is a welcomed change. >> and interesting timing on that change, seeing how the air force and navy are moving up -- >> and one of the things, mccain was more likely to try to reform pay compensation and benefits than inhof, and they will have to depend on staff to help him, where mccain was talking about much let's reform, let's cut. >> the reform question, everybody on this panel has talked about the fact nobody wan
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
with a number of questions about his handling of foreign policy and national security and one question in particular got a rise out of him about his u.n. ambassador, susan rice. in his first full press conference since march president obama was asked about the criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice. his likely choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> besmerch her reputation is outrageous. >> reporter: rice has come under fire for stating that the september attack on an american consulate in libya appeared to be the result of a spontaneous demonstration. >> as i've said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provide to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: and that's just what senator john mccain did a short time later. he has been one of rice fiercest critics. >> first and foremost the president and commander-in-chief is most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our
Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
coming up in the next your money segment in a few minutes. as far as foreign policy is concerned this morning an official in myanmar says the president is going to visit there later this month. which would make him the first u.s. president to visit the country which was formally known as -- formerly known as burma. >>> a virginia business owner is taking extreme measures following tuesday's elections. a jewelry store in bedford posted the sign that reads closed to mourn the loss of the america that our forefathers endowed to us. while some agreed the store owner has a right to express his opinions others say the move upsets them and they'll no longer do business there. >>> in other news prince george's county police are now looking for a murder suspect this morning. last night officers found a man a gunshot wound in hillcrest heights. he was outside the apartment building and died at the hospital later. at this point no details on a possible suspect or a motive. >>> much of the debris from superstorm sandy has a big coating of snow on it this morning. and that's all thanks to the nor'
Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
russian eyes, through asian eyes. and as a result, i think what's lacking in our foreign policy and our policy in general is we have an american exceptionalism. we consider ourselves, as obama recently said again, the indispensable nation. as long as we have that attitude, we do not have the ability, the empathy or the compassion to see the world as a globe of which we are a partner. we are operating on the edge of a very dangerous precipice where we continue to contain and to find enemies and find a reason to bloeat our military budgets. >> other nations also feel that way about their country, that they're exceptional and indispensable. >> that's not true. no country i've ever been to has ever felt they were the indispensable nation to the world and could dictate to others what they could do. >> china? >> no. they have one foreign base. we have 800-plus bases. china has no history of aggression. the united states does. we deal with this in the book. >> i want to talk to you about david petraeus. yo you're a former military man. do you believe he should have resigned? i'm curious about